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Lux Musicae: The Secrets of Andalusia

20 May 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:20 pm
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Discovering the hidden origins of Flamenco

The origins of Flamenco are in shadow. We know its musical influences date back to Islamic Iberia or al-Andalus era Spain between the 8th and the 15th Centuries. Yet the first mention of Flamenco by name is not until 1774. What happened in these intervening centuries?

Lux Musicae London collaborate with Flamenco virtuoso Ignacio Lusardi and Oud Maestro Julian Harris to discover the music from which Flamenco burst forth.

Featuring Flamenco, Sephardic and Arabic music alongside Spanish composers of the late 16th to 18th Centuries, the programme tells a story of the Iberian peninsula and its music, the programme weaves Flamenco itself with music in which we can hear the echoes of its beginnings.

Supported by the Friends of Newbury Spring Festival


Ignacio Lusardi  flamenco guitar
Attab Haddad oud

Lux Musicae London

Roberta Diamond  soprano
Daniel Thomson  tenor
Ian Wilson recorders
Mirjam-Luise Muenzel  recorders
Harry Buckoke  viola da gamba
Aileen Henry  harp
Toby Carr  lute



Trad. Arabic (arr. Ignacio Monteverde)  Aspania
Trad. Sephardic (arr. I. Monteverde, A. Mukhtar, Lux Musicae London)  Durme, Durme
Pierre Francisque Caroubell  Spagnollettes (from “Terpsichore” , publ. By Michael Praetorius, Wolfenbuettel 1612)
Trad. (arr. I. Monteverde)  Pueblo Blanco
Trad. Sephardic (arr. I.Monteverde, A. Mukhtar, Lux Musicae)  A la una yo naci
Francisco Guerau  Passacalle (from “Poema Harmonico”, Spain 1694)
Anomymo  ¿Qué me queréis, caballero? (from “Cancionero de Palacio”)
Julian Harris  Melted Stone (Maqam Kurd)
Antonio de Cabezón  Glossada sobre Susana un jur (from “Obras de musica para tecla, arpa y vihuela”, Madrid 1578, after “Susanne ung jour” by Orlando di Lasso)
Lucas Ruiz de Ribayaz  Spagnoletta (from “Luz y Norte musical…”) Madrid 1677
Trad. Arabic (arr. I. Monteverde) Romance
Juan Aranes  Un serao de la chacona
Trad. (arr. J Harris)  Ya Qawam
Trad. Sephardic  Majo, majo
Jose Marin  Si queres dar Marcia en lo çierto
Bartolomeo de Selma y Salaverde  Diminutions on Vestiva i colli (from “Canzoni fantasie et correnti da suonar ad una 2, 3, 4 con basso continuo”, Venice 1638)
Trad. Sephardic (arr. I. Monteverde)  Yo me enamoré de un aire
Maestro Juan Bonet de Paredes  Cuando podré lograrte? (from “Caudernos de Daroca III, Tonos humanosa solo con acompañamiento de arpa” ) only 2 verses.
Trad. (arr. A. Mukhtar)  Gypsy Song
Anonymo  Con qué la lavare (from “Cancionero de Uppsala”, publ. Venice 1556)
Anonymo  Din dirin din (from “Cancionero de Palacio”, Ms. c.1470-c. 1510)


Free for Under-25s (limited availability, booking available over the phone or in-person only)



Under-25s Free
Date: 20 May 2020
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:20 pm
Venue Name: Corn Exchange
Address: The Corn Exchange, Market Place
Newbury, Berkshire RG14 5BD United Kingdom

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